May 15, 2013
May 31, 2012
Salmon for Congress
EAST VALLEY - The Arizona Farm Bureau, Arizona's largest farm and ranch organization with membership that represents production agriculture throughout the state of Arizona, announced their endorsement of former Congressman Matt Salmon today in his bid to restore fiscal responsibility and accountability to the United States Congress.
Kevin Rogers, a fourth generation Valley farmer and president of the Arizona Farm Bureau, stated the following regarding Salmon's endorsement: "Even in mostly urban districts these congressional races are important for agriculture because we must compete in the policy arena for our ideas and issues. Matt Salmon has always listened to agriculture and we are honored to support him."
Former Congressman Salmon said, "Farming and ranching have always been central components to Arizona's economy and culture, so I am grateful to receive the strong support from the Arizona Farm Bureau. I have been proud to work with Arizona's farmers in the past to promote sensible polices that improve the agricultural industry, and I am excited to be an ally of theirs once again in Congress."
About Arizona Farm Bureau
The Arizona Farm Bureau is Arizona's largest farm and ranch organization with membership that represents production agriculture throughout the state of Arizona. Farm Bureau's purpose is to be an, independent, non-governmental grassroots organization that analyzes problems and formulates action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity, and social advancement in order to promote the financial and overall well-being of agriculture and its members.
As the agriculture industry faces new challenges in the future, Farm Bureau exists to assist its members in meeting those challenges. It is involved in lobbying on county, state and national issues, and discussing issues of profitability, property rights, labor, water, trade, farm policy, tax issues, environmental issues and much more. It also offers value to its members by making products and services available for members.
About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.
Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks and David Schweikert, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayors Scott Smith (Mesa), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Hugh Hallman (Tempe), John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Gail Barney (Queen Creek), fourteen (14) Arizona state senators and fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives. Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, Utah Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.